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The Resource Women waging law in Elizabethan England, Tim Stretton, (electronic resource)

Women waging law in Elizabethan England, Tim Stretton, (electronic resource)

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Women waging law in Elizabethan England
Title
Women waging law in Elizabethan England
Statement of responsibility
Tim Stretton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book investigates the surprisingly large number of women who participated in the vast expansion of litigation in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England. Making use of legal sources, literary texts, and the neglected records of the Court of Requests, it describes women's rights under different jurisdictions, considers attitudes to women going to court, and reveals how female litigants used the law, as well as fell victim to it. In the central courts of Westminster, maidservants sued their masters, widows sued their creditors, and in defiance of a barrage of theoretical prohibitions, wives sued their husbands. The law was undoubtedly discriminatory, but certain women pursued actively such rights as they possessed. Some appeared as angry plaintiffs, while others played upon their poverty and vulnerability. A special feature of this study is the attention it pays to the different language and tactics that distinguish women's pleadings from men's pleadings within a national equity court.--
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UkCbUP
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1963-
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Stretton, Tim
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge studies in early modern British history
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Women
  • Justice, Administration of
  • Trials
Label
Women waging law in Elizabethan England, Tim Stretton, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511583124
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Women, legal rights and law courts -- 3. Female litigants and the culture of litigation -- 4. The court of requests -- 5. Unmarried women and widows -- 6. Married women -- 7. Freebench, custom and equity -- 8. Pleading strategies in requests -- 9. Women waging law
Control code
CR9780511583124
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 271 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521495547
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)48138596
Label
Women waging law in Elizabethan England, Tim Stretton, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511583124
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Women, legal rights and law courts -- 3. Female litigants and the culture of litigation -- 4. The court of requests -- 5. Unmarried women and widows -- 6. Married women -- 7. Freebench, custom and equity -- 8. Pleading strategies in requests -- 9. Women waging law
Control code
CR9780511583124
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 271 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521495547
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)48138596

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